Food & Drink

Soused cucumbers in yogurt and fresh mint

Soused cucumbers in yogurt and fresh mint

1 1/2 cups plain yogurt, whisked

1 teaspoon coarse kosher or sea salt

1 large English cucumber, ends trimmed, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scooped out, shredded

1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground

2 or 3 fresh green Thai, cayenne or serrano chiles, to taste, stems removed, finely chopped (do not remove seeds)

Makes 8 servings.

In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine the yogurt, salt, cucumber, mint leaves, cumin and chiles. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutritional information per serving: calories 38, fat 1 g, sodium 230 mg, carbohydrates 5 g, no saturated fat, calcium 98 mg, protein 3 g, cholesterol 3 mg, dietary fiber 1 g.